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Eduardo Porter

Lula Needs a Bro Hug From Biden, Not Demands

With the political stability of the hemisphere at stake, Brazil and the US must build a more solid bond.

They face the same big threat.

They face the same big threat.

Photographer: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil needs friends. 

This is not an everyday thought among the polished diplomats at the foreign ministry in Itamaraty, where diplomacy is mostly understood as the art of projecting Brazil’s greatness and defending a narrow self-interest.